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We walked up to our local viewpoint this evening to watch sunset. It’s a beautiful view at all times, but especially when the sky is clear. It’s zero degrees Celsius tonight (32 degrees Fahrenheit) according to our outside temperature gauge, and it certainly feels crisp and sharp. At the centre left...
Then turned the 80-mm spotter on it just to confirm that it was indeed SATURN. It was! Difficult from the upper window and impossible from the garden, at ground-level. And insufficient time to get dressed and venture to the Park for a better view. regards maf Very well done, Mike. I’m hoping to cat...
- Sat Mar 20, 2021 11:18 pm
- Forum: General chat
- Topic: Milky Way image took 10years and 1000hours exposure
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Quite a feat. Very impressive to see.
Best wishes, Jeff.
Best wishes, Jeff.
Hi SkyBrowser. I included the lower resolution image in this post, but yes, on the original there’s some nice detail. It was a 13 second exposure at ISO 1600, aperture f/5.6. Taken using a Canon EOS DSLR with a 55mm lens. I captured one of the Hyades and Pleiades which I was quite pleased with. I’ll...
I spotted some unexpected clear skies this evening, and nipped outside in deep twilight to spend a bit of time standing and staring at the stars. I took my camera outside too, and captured this, amongst other images. I suspect Orion won’t be gracing our skies for too much longer. If I have my identi...
- Sat Mar 13, 2021 11:53 am
- Forum: Pop Astro Live
- Topic: Pop Astro Live - Friday 12th March 2021
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If you missed tonight’s Pop Astro Live show, and Vicky’s superb guests, including Claudia Antolini, Eleni Tsiakaliari, Libby Jackson and Sonia Turkington, then you can catch up by watching the show on either Faceboook or YouTube . Well done to Vicky and the Pop Astro Live team. Best wishes, Jeff.
There’s an interesting article on SpaceWeather about the flyby of the asteroid 99942 Apophis over the weekend. It is due to make its closest approach to earth in 2029, April 13, when it will be visible to the naked eye. I vaguely remember the excitement it caused back in 2004, when prior to its orbi...